Definitions

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Ball
The Ball a player intends to use during the round. (has to be a size 5)

Ball in Play
A ball is “in play” as soon as the player has made a kick on the teeing ground. It remains in play until it is holed.

Course
The "course" is the whole area within any boundaries established by the WFGA Representative.

Equipment
"Equipment" is anything used, worn or carried by the player. 

Flagstick
The "flagstick" is a straight indicator attached in the hole to show its position.

Flight
A flight is the group of players the WFGA Representative have decided play together in the respective round. 

Forms of Kick Play
Individual: A competition in which each competitor plays as an individual.

HoleThe hole must be between 500-600 mm in diameter.

Holed
A ball is "holed" when it is at rest within the circumference of the hole.

Honour
The player who is to play first from the teeing ground is said to have the "honour".

Kick
A "kick" is the movement of the foot made with the intention of striking at and moving the ball.

Line of Play
The "line of play" is the direction that the player wishes his ball to take after a kick, plus a reasonable distance on either side of the intended direction. The line of play extends vertically upwards from the ground, but does not extend beyond the hole.



Loose Impediments
"Loose impediments" are natural loose objects, including: stones, leaves, twigs, branches and the like.

Marker
A "marker" is appointed by the WFGA Representative to record a competitor’s score in kick play. He may be a fellow-competitor. He is not a referee.



Move or Moved
A ball is deemed to have "moved" if it has left its position and has come to rest in any other place.

Nearest point of relief
The nearest point where the ball is playable, but not closer to the hole. 



Obstructions
An "obstruction" is anything artificial, unless declared by the WFGA Representative to be an integral part of the course. An obstruction is a movable obstruction if it may be moved without unreasonable effort, without unduly delaying play and without causing damage. Otherwise, it is an immovable obstruction.


Out of Bounds
“
Out of bounds’’ is beyond the boundaries of the course or any part of the course so marked by the WFGA Representative. When out of bounds is defined by reference to stakes or a fence or as being beyond stakes or a fence, the out of bounds line is determined by the nearest inside points at ground level of the stakes or fence posts (excluding angled supports).
A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies out of bounds. A player may stand out of bounds to play a ball lying within bounds.
Objects defining out of bounds such as walls, fences, stakes and railings are not obstructions (= No relief) and are deemed to be fixed.

Note 1: Stakes or lines used to define out of bounds should be white
Note 2: The WFGA Representative may make a Local Rule declaring all or some stakes defining out of bounds to be obstructions (= relief allowed and not fixed by definition). If only a part of the stakes is declared to be obstructions they should be red or yellow, which means that all red and yellow stakes are obstructions.

Outside Agency
In match play, an “outside agency” is any agency other than either the player’s or opponent’s side, any ball played by either side at the hole being played or any equipment of either side.
In stroke play, an outside agency is any agency other than the competitor’s side, any ball played by the side at the hole being played or any equipment of the side.
An outside agency includes a referee, a marker, and an observer. Neither wind or water is an outside agency.

Penalty
A "penalty" is one kick added to the score of a player. Penalties are incurred in certain situations. Most often a penalty is assigned because a player has kicked the ball into a situation from which he cannot or chooses not to play the ball as it lies.

Physical assistance
Physical assistance according to the rules is when you get physical help from another person or help from something that is not part of the course as it is (not moved to another location). That means standing on, leaning against or grabbing for example a tree, obstacle, stone or loose branch/twig is not considered getting physical assistance according to the rules as long as nothing has been moved from its original position on the course.

Putting a player/flight on the clock
A referee must inform the player/s that they are on the clock. From that moment, a player will get a penalty for using more than 40 seconds for a kick. When the referee arrives, and sees that a flight has lost contact with the flights in front of them, he must inform the flight that they are on the clock unless there is a specific reason for losing contact with the other flights. (e.g. Lost or cracked ball, player using many shots, injury)


Putting green
A putting green is an area marked around the hole. If there is no marked area the putting green will be defined as a circular area of 3 meter from the hole in each direction. 

Referee
A "referee" is appointed by the WFGA Representative to accompany players to decide questions of fact and apply the Rules. He must act on any breach of a Rule that he observes or is reported to him.



Score card
The card used to record and tally scores during and after a round of footballgolf. When playing Kick play, count the number of kicks you've taken on the hole just completed, and write that number down in the box corresponding to that hole on the scorecard. At the end of each nine holes, tally up the strokes for your front nine and back nine totals, respectively, then add up those two numbers for your 18-hole score. Don’t forget to sign your Scorecard before it is returned to the WFGA Representative.

Stance
Taking the "stance" refers to a player placing his feet in position for and preparing to make a kick.



Stipulated RoundThe "stipulated round" consists of playing the holes of the course in their correct sequence 1 to 18, unless otherwise authorised by the WFGA Representative.



Teeing Ground (or just "Tee")

The "teeing ground" is the starting place for the hole to be played. It is a rectangular area the front and the sides of which are defined by the outside limits of two tee-markers (usually stones). A ball is outside the teeing ground when all of it lies outside the teeing ground. If nothing else is described, you are always allowed to place your ball 2 meters or less behind the two tee-markers in a rectangular area.

WFGA Representative
It can be members of the board or anyone chosen by the board to represent WFGA for the tournament.

WFGA-ID
From season 2016 you will need a WFGA ID to register to tournaments. If you have ever played a tournament, you should already have an ID. It can be found on your profile page.
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